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Art and artists

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Andy Hurst; Files on Knoxville area Artists.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0524
Scope and Contents

Andy Hurst; Files on Knoxville area Artists. Compiled while he was working on art and frame restoration projects for works by these artists. Also includes some information on works that he did conservation work on.

Dates: 1980-1015

Barry Spann artwork presentation

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2020.103
Scope and Contents

Ephemera of the September 6, 2012 presentation of two paintings by Barry Spann to the Howard H. Baker Jr. United States Courthouse. Includes invitation to the event, information sheet on the paintings, nomination for East Tennessee Historical Society 2011 Award of Excellence (for the research of the background of the artwork in the Courthouse), and photos of the Barry Spann artwork in the Courthouse.

Dates: 2012

Beauford Delaney Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0577
Scope and Contents

Box 1: Correspondence, 1958-1971, 1988 + drawings & text re: numbers in French. 6 folders. + copies of scans of the material. Box 2: 23 used paintbrushes and pencils. Note from relative that they were in a French pitcher from PP? Believed to have belonged to and been used by artist Beauford Delaney.

Dates: 1956-1988

Catherine Wiley Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0253
Scope and Contents Includes a small collection of manuscripts and photographs; works on paper: ink drawings and pastels; hand-made greeting cards; personal scrapbook of clippings created by the artist; Medals from the Appalachian Exposition; publications and catalogs related to the artist, including University of Tennessee Volunteer yearbooks for the years Catherine was assisting with the artwork for the publication, 1907, 1910, 1914,1917 Catherine’s palette. The artist’s easel and folding chair (ca. 1910) are...
Dates: 1900 - 1926

E .S. Hergesheimer letter to Mrs. C. J. McClung. September 26, 1929.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2000.049
Scope and Contents

September 26, 1929, letter from [important Nashville woman artist] E[lla] S[ophonisba] Hergesheimer, Reading, Penn., to Mrs. [C. J.] McClung. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Re: details and price of painting a portrait of Matthew McClung from a miniature.

Dates: 1929

"Edgar Lonas" Bailey Store sketch (photocopy)

 Collection
Identifier: Artwork 2021.001
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a pencil sketch of the "Edgar Lonas" Bailey Store in Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Signed Doug Griffith. Includes 4.25" x 5.25" black and white photograph of building.

Dates: undated

Group portrait at Opening for exhibit featuring Tennessee artists at National Museum of Women in the Arts

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2020.026
Scope and Contents

Group portrait at Opening for exhibit featuring Tennessee artists at National Museum of Women in the Arts. Left to right: unknown, Patricia Neal, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Mary Costa, Patricia Howard. December 3, 1993.

Includes article from Knoxville News-Sentinel about opening.

Dates: 1993

Historic Morristown by Wendy Leedy

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2019.108
Scope and Contents

Collage of pen-and-ink drawings of buildings in Morristown Crockett Museum 1796 Main Street 1912 Southern Railway Station 1915 East High School City Hall Mill at Panther Springs Peavine Railroad 1890 People’s Grocery Virginia Hotel 1865 Morristown Fairgrounds 1906 Tate Store - Panther Springs 1870

Dates: 2000

Ida Jolly Crawley (1867-1946) Journal June 8, 1893 to November 8, 1898.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2013.022
Scope and Contents Entries begin with leaving Knoxville to attend the Columbian Exposition/World’s Fair in Chicago Last entry for her 31st birthday Nov. 15, 1898. Ida Jolly Crawley (1867-1946) was born in Pond Creek, Tennessee. In addition to being an artist, she was also a writer, lecturer, and amateur anthropologist. She founded the Crawley Museum of Art and Archaeology in her home on Park Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. She studied at the Corcoran Art School in Washington, D. C. and in Germany and...
Dates: 1893 - 1898

James W. Wallace landscape painting

 Collection
Identifier: Artifact 2018.005
Scope and Contents Wallace Painting: James Wiley Wallace (Tennessee, 1852-1921) oil on canvas pastoral landscape depicting sheep at grazing on a hillside. Signed " J. W. Wallace" and dated "1903" lower right.Biography – James Wiley Wallace played a prominent role in Knoxville's artistic and civic scenes at the turn of the 20th century. He had no fewer than 16 original works exhibited at the 1910 Appalachian Exposition of Fine Art in Knoxville in addition to 7 monotypes. In addition to being an...
Dates: 1903

Jan Lynch Collection (photographs and documents).

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0533
Scope and Contents

Jan Lynch family photographs Originals of 3 diaries of Betty Lynch transcribed & scanned by Ed White + one diary of her son Jan Lynch Betty Lynch's 1953-54 diary Betty Lynch's 1955-60 diary Betty Lynch's 1963-71 diary Jan Lynch's 1968-71 diary

Dates: 1953-1996

Jan Lynch Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PC 0017
Scope and Contents

Original photographs taken and printed by Jan Lynch

Dates: 1990-1994

Jim Gray Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0441
Scope and Contents Newspaper and magazine clippings, documents, exhibition notes, colored photographs biographical material on the artist and his career Book: Roads I’ve Traveled. Videos: Great Smokies 75th Anniversary, Collection of Jim Gray Art; The Light of the World, The Art of Jim Gray; “Renowned American Artist Jim Gray (Knoxville PBS WSJK) Original ink sketches by Jim Gray on Biltmore House brochure and on 8 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra programs from 1985-1987. Photocopies and digital scans about Jim...
Dates: 1966-2011

Jim Gray notecards (set of 10)

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2019.087
Scope and Contents

Ten notecards released by the Jim Gray Gallery in Gatlinburg (Tenn.) Images include: “Sunning” “High Autumn Ridges” “Gothic Arches” “Afternoon Light” “Heron in Flight” “High in the Smokies” “Cloud Shadows” “Red Tailed Hawk” “Ridge Light” “I Look to the Hills”

Dates: undated

"Knoxville, Where Nature and Technology Meet." Joe McChesney, artist. Reed Advertising. Knoxville/Knox County Tourist Commission. 1988. (posters)

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 1988.001
Scope and Contents

"Knoxville, Where Nature and Technology Meet." Joe McChesney, artist. (Printed by?) Reed Advertising. Copyright 1998 Knoxville/Knox County Tourist Commission. Posters received August 10, 2004. (Donor?). 3 copies.

Dates: 1988

Lloyd Branson, painter at easel with self-portrait

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 1999.003
Scope and Contents

Lloyd Branson, painter at easel with self-portrait. B&W 2.5x3.5” + one copy photograph. Lloyd Branson painted the Taylor family at Greenwood in 1873.

Dates: 1873

Louis E. Jones Drawings (art).

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0723
Scope and Contents 1. Unsigned pencil sketch of 2-story building with creek in foreground, labeled on back ‘Barn 1933.’ 10 x 9.5” (uneven edges). Small dark stain over roof. 2. Barn with mountain in background, fence posts in foreground. Labeled on back ‘L.E. Jones 1933 Not for Sale 11/15.’ Pencil sketch on Bristol board. Tear on upper edge near center; light staining where framed. 15 x11.” 3. “How Silently” The Great Smoky Mts. LEJ in right corner. Pencil (charcoal?) on paper. 10.5x8.5.” 4. River & rocks....
Dates: 1932-1950

Louis E. Jones etchings

 Collection
Identifier: Artifact 2018.009
Scope and Contents Group of three (3) Louis Jones (1878-1958, American/Tennessee) drypoint etchings, depicting landscapes in the Smoky Mountains. Each pencil signed, titled and dated. Titles include: In the Great Smokies/1940, An Old Mountain Bridge/1940 and Little Cabin in the Smokies/1937. Etchings range in size from 4" H x 4 7/8" W to 4 3/8" H x 47/8" W. All housed in a contemporary 3-part frame, 8 1/4" H x 6" W, each frame. Note: Jones was an Impressionist painter from Woodstock, New York and...
Dates: 1937 - 1940

Louis E. Jones glass plate negatives and postcards

 Collection
Identifier: PC 0097
Scope and Contents

Louis E. Jones glass plate negatives and postcards. Most were made during Jones’ years living in Woodstock, N.Y. The photographs were used to make b&w picture postcards in various series: Kingston N.Y., Ulster, N.Y., Catskills, N.Y., Woodstock, N.Y., and the Great Smoky Mountains. Approximately 40 different postcards.

Dates: 1910s-1930s

Louis Edward and Emma Bucher Jones

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2003.008
Scope and Contents

One B&W Polaroid copy negative of Louis Edward Jones (L.E. Jones) and wife Emma Bucher Jones. Copied March 2001. One 5 x 7” B&W copy photograph of Louis Edward Jones (L.E. Jones) and wife Emma Bucher Jones. [ca. 1940?]. Mr. Jones came from Kingston, NY and was an artist. He owned the Cliffdwellers shop in Gatlinburg.

Dates: ca. 1940

“Mountain Cinderella and Her Prince” Portrait of Lucinda Williams and Fuller Potter (Acme Photo, Cleveland Bureau)

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2017.017
Scope and Contents

“Mountain Cinderella and Her Prince” Portrait of Lucinda Williams and Fuller Potter (Acme Photo, Cleveland Bureau) 8-10-1936 (A38153)

Dates: 1936

Mrs. Russell Briscoe Scrapbooks (Gift of Margaret "Peggy" Rochelle).

 Collection
Identifier: PAS 0144
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily scrapbooks dealing with her life and her family kept by Deas Sinkler Adams Briscoe (Mrs. Russell Briscoe,). She was from Kensington, Md. but her family was from S. C. Deas Adams (1902-1987) met Russell Briscoe (1899-1979) while he served in the military in Washington, D. C., during World War I. The couple were married in 1923. Russell Briscoe worked for J. E. Lutz Insurance eventually serving as executive vice president. He was also active in many civic...
Dates: 1920s-1980s

“National Academy of Design. To Lloyd Branson, Antique School, First Prize, 1875.”

 Collection
Identifier: Artifact 2012.005
Scope and Contents

National Academy of Design first-prize silver medal awarded to Lloyd Branson, 1875. The medal was designed by William Barber, chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, and cast by the U.S. Mint for the National Academy of Design in silver and in bronze. 2 1/2” diameter. Silver was given to the first-prize winner; bronze to the second. In leather case with blue satin lining, Tiffany & Co., New York. (Case is damaged; in two pieces.)

Dates: 1875

Photograph of Knoxville Blockhouse by Lloyd Branson

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 1995.022
Scope and Contents

Color copy photograph of painting, Knoxville Blockhouse by Lloyd Branson.

Dates: 1970s

Poster of Catherine Wiley’s "Summer Day At Newport, 1913." (posters)

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2019.077
Scope and Contents

Poster of Catherine Wiley’s ‘Summer Day At Newport, 1913.’ Color; 29.5 x 28” 1988. 1 pc.

Dates: 1913

Red Grooms art exhibit at the Knoxville Museum of Art poster, 1997. (posters)

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2019.014
Scope and Contents

Poster advertising Red Grooms art exhibit at the Knoxville Museum of Art, May 3-August 17, 1997. Color. 22 x 28”.

Dates: 1997

Samuel Bell Palmer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0981a
Scope and Contents

Journals and drawings by Samuel Bell Palmer during and about his time as a Confederate soldier, later Union prisoner at Camp Douglas, in the Civil War.

Dates: 1862 - 1864

Samuel Bell Palmer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0981b
Scope and Contents Folder 1: Letters to Mother from Samuel Bell Palmer: July 2, 1862 letter to Mother from Sam B. Palmer, Loudon, TN. ALS 1 p. Mentions cooking and baking bread at the camp. July 23, 1862 letter to Mother from Sam B. Palmer, Camp Bill Parker, Loudon, TN. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Mentions cooking at camp, shelter, firing shells on the anniversary of the Battle of Manassas, friends killed. Includes a sketch labeled ‘Our parlor, bedroom, dining room & kitchen.’ Formerly cataloged as...
Dates: 1862 - 1863

Sketches of A. Belle Smith, Maryville artist, drawn in the summer of 1893. Given to Dorothy Bassel in the 1920s.

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2008.012
Scope and Contents Sketches of A. Belle Smith, Maryville artist, drawn in the summer of 1893. Given to Dorothy Burr Bassel in the 1920s. Sketches of scenes in Europe. Anna Belle Smith (1863-1939) was a native of New London, Connecticut. She was a teacher and a student of art, studying art abroad for seven years. She came to Maryville in 1914 to replace Rev. Thomas Campbell as the Maryville College teacher of art. She was connected to Maryville College by virtue of the fact that her sister, Janes Bancroft Smith...
Dates: 1893

Sketching Trip to Great Smoky Mountains

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2003.013
Scope and Contents

1924 sketching trip to the [Great Smoky] Mountains. L-r: Robert S. McCoy, W.J. McCoy, Jr., Charles C. Krutch. One 8x10” B&W glossy copy photograph.

Dates: 1924